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After the disappearance of wolves from Washington state in 1930, packs began re-emerging in 2008. This short documentary details the work of the wolf biologists and other specialists tasked with generating the state’s annual year-end wolf count. A rare on-the-ground look at conservation biology in action, the film follows the team as they fire darts from helicopters, set rubber traps, and strategically place audio monitors and trail cameras in the wild. In doing so, it explores the intricacies, challenges and risks of the operation, while illustrating how even wild animal populations often tend to exist under the watchful eye and at the mercy of people.
Hear from blasphemes, sceptics and free-thinkers in this ‘tour of medieval unbelief’
Ecology and environmental sciences
The ancient Hawaiian myth that sparked a modern ecological breakthrough
‘Dun dun dun duuun!’ Why Beethoven’s Fifth sticks in the head and stirs the heart
The irreverent duo who thumbed their noses at the Soviet Union and the US art world
Computing and artificial intelligence
A scientist’s poor eyesight helped fuel a revolution in computer ‘vision’
Ageing and death
Demystifying death – a palliative care specialist’s practical guide to life’s end
Future of technology
Is this the future of space travel? Take a luxury ‘cruise’ across the solar system
Why mathematical truths exist with or without minds to consider them
Fairness and equality
A tragicomic account of how the Los Angeles Police Department blew up a city block